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Legislative Update: Employers Can't Ask, but Applicants Can Tell

Employers, including public agency employers, will be forbidden from asking job applicants for their salary history when Assembly Bill (AB) 168 becomes effective on January 1, 2018.

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Legislative Update: New Immigration Laws Protect Undocumented Students

On October 5, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of bills aimed at enhancing protections for immigrants. Three of the bills have significant implications for schools and students. The three bills become effective January 1, 2018.

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Legislative Update: Governor Approves Changes to Pre-Suspension Conferences

On October 3, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 667, which generally requires schools to inform students about other means of correction that were attempted before suspending a student at the mandatory informal disciplinary conferences. This bill takes effect January 1, 2018.

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Legislative Update: New Timelines for Interdistrict Transfer Appeals at Certain County Offices of Education

Under existing law, school districts enjoy wide discretion in setting the terms for rejection and revocation of an interdistrict transfer under Education Code section 46600 et seq.

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New Laws Enhance Role of Student School Board Members

On September 25, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills aimed at giving a stronger voice to student board members of school district governing boards.

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New Laws Update Nutrition Program Purchasing Rules

Governor Jerry Brown has signed four bills that update purchasing rules related to school food and nutrition programs and improve access to healthy food. Each of these bills will take effect January 1, 2018.

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Lead-Safe Schools Protection Act: The Continuing Duty to Address Lead

Schools, colleges and other local and state agencies have a continuing obligation to address lead in the course of new construction, modernization and maintenance projects.

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State Law Limits Impact of Contraceptive Coverage Rollback on California Employers

The Trump Administration has issued a significant rollback of Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules that require employers to include cost-free contraceptive coverage in health insurance plans offered to employees. The changes, however, do not apply to most government agency employers and will have a limited impact on California employers.

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California Supreme Court Holds Disclosure Is the Rule, Not the Exception, in Public Record Requests

Automated license plate reader (ALPR) scan data is not subject to the "records of investigation" exemption under the California Public Records Act (CPRA), the California Supreme Court has ruled. The Court, however, did not foreclose the ability to withhold such information if it would invade an individual's privacy.

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